Slovenia: Jansa and Golob head-to-head in sunday elections

Surveys indicate majority party, new force are close

21 April, 15:53

    (ANSAmed) - LJUBLJANA, 21 APR - Polls ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections in Slovenia indicate a likely head-to-head between the majority party of the current executive, the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS), and the new Freedom Movement (Gibanije Svoboda) of the former top manager of public companies, Robert Golob, who decided to go into politics in December, founding a liberal and progressive movement in March.

    Based on surveys regarding the last week, the two political forces have a gap of about one percentage point, between 25.5%/26.3% and 29.4%/28.6%, to the advantage of one or the other force according to the polling institute carrying out the survey. It is still unclear who will win, while the gap appears clear from the other parties, no one of which appears able to exceed a double-digit percentage.

    The Social Democrats (SD) garner around 8%, followed by the Left (Levica), which according to a survey can't even reach the 5% threshold to enter parliament, while Nova Slovenija (NSi), is estimated to be around 7%. The movements of the two former heads of government, the party of Alenka Bratušek (SAB) and the List Marjan Šarec (LMŠ), risk not to reach the threshold, like other movements, including the Pensioners' party (DeSUS) that characterized the last years of the Slovenian political scenario. (ANSAmed).

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